The trademark CENTAUR was filed by Jose Luis Puertas, a national of the Kingdom of Spain (the "Applicant"). The application was published for oppositions on July 28, 2011, and received three oppositions.
There are three Oppositions claimed against trademark.
The first opposition filed on October 27, 2011 by CENTRE VETERINARI VIC, S.L. on Likelihood of confusion. the opponent was represented by ISERN PATENTES Y MARCAS, S.L. and its proceedings were handled in ES The second opposition filed on October 27, 2011 by ConVet GmbH & Co. KG on Likelihood of confusion. and its proceedings were handled in ES The third opposition filed on October 26, 2011 by E. REMY MARTIN & Cº, Société par actions simplifiée on (a) Likelihood of confusion, (b) Unfair advantage and detriment to distinctiveness or repute. the opponent was represented by SANTARELLI and its proceedings were handled in ES
The application was filed in Italian, and Italian was also language of all opposition proceedings (Spanish was selected as the second language).
Appointment and Replacement of representative of the trademark registration was recorded on February 28, 2012. Change of name and professional address of the trademark registration was recorded on November 27, 2012.
The Opposition with reference B 001925265 was refused according to Article 8(1)(b) CTMR with decision issued on July 25, 2013 by the EUIPO. The Opposition with reference B 001926016 was partially refused EUTMA/IR according to Article 8(1)(b) CTMR with decision issued on August 29, 2012 by the EUIPO.
The application claimed as seniority of the Italian Republic trademark RM2010C006703 registered on March 9, 2011 and filed on November 4, 2010 which was accepted by the office.